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Old 10-27-2006, 02:57 PM   #1  
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alright this morning about 6am i was on my way to work. Its a nasty morning, raining and ****. usually in the rain I drive extremely carefull cause i know how floaty my car is when its wet. well anyway traffic was not to bad yet everyone was going between 70 and 80. Im crusing along on 285 at 80 keeping up with traffic and this jackass getting on the highway cuts across 2 lanes and was not paying that close attention and started moving over on me. I didnt gas it hard but i gave it a little and swerved into the next lane over to avoid him. wheels broke loose and i started to hydroplane. i did 2 1/2 360's across about every lane on 285, i think theres about 6 or 7 of em. I didnt hit any other car and never went off the road. well now i was in the far right lane facing the wrong direction and believe it or not most people just keep on crusing by, barely had the chance to whip out a 180 to get going back in the right direction before i got smacked. somehow or another i came out squeaky clean and my car is fine
when i got to work i did have to get some upholstery cleaner for my drivers seat
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Old 10-27-2006, 03:03 PM   #2  
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WOW... lucky man. Glad you made OK. What kind of upholstery cleaner do you use?
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Old 10-28-2006, 12:00 AM   #3  
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Got to love Atlanta driving.....it's more of a sport than just an everyday task. Good to hear everything is still in one piece.
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Old 10-28-2006, 02:09 AM   #4  
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try jersey, if you want to watch a nascar race sit on the side of the Turnpike or Parkway.
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:57 AM   #5  
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Yea Atlanta is something else, it seems like everyone is either driving like a bat out of he11 or its a stand still. im just really glad my baby got to see another day.
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:38 AM   #6  
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glad to hear you are okay, i had that happen to me the other day minues the 360s and crap.
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:23 PM   #7  
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Yeah glad to hear your alright, but your not the only one...my 99 is sittin on jack stands in the driveway cause i hydroplaned...but i crossed 2 lanes backwards into a ditch ...you know the old rule though...if it aint broke, dont fix it...and mines broke...mod time!!
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:53 PM   #8  
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I had the same thing happen to me about a month ago on 275 (a 3 lane freeway) just driveing along went to switch lanes doing about 65 and i felt my tires go back and forth had enough time to say of sh*t and i started spinning to the left with a car right beside me and i turned the wheel as hard as i could to the right and did 2. 360 faceing the wrong way. and i was stalled. ya wasnt the funnest night.
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:25 PM   #9  
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wow nice good job on keeping it together. I borrowed my buddies van one time in the snow and i did that on the freeway going about 55mph. I was in the all the way left lane spun a bunch of times and ended up in the all the way right lane luckyly it was like 3 in the morning so there were no cars except for the ones around me that i luckyly avoided hitting. But i turned the van around and headed home.
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